Published: 16:07, 05 December 2019
| Updated: 16:11, 05 December 2019
A new plan has been submitted to flatten a social clubhouse and create a five-storey block of flats and homes.
The proposal, which includes 12 two-bed flats, two three-bed maisonettes and a function room in Elms Avenue in Ramsgate, is a revised version of an earlier plan which was refused by Thanet council planners in April.
The controversial development, involving the demolition of the former home of The Elms Club, now shut, was turned down on the grounds it was too dominant and intrusive, while having too much of an impact on the "special character" of Ramsgate's conservation area.
Adam Burgess Architect has now submitted a new plan, addressing the issues raised.
The changes include reduction in the scale and height of the building, a redesign internally to stop it feeling cramped and a reduction in the height of the southern boundary wall.
Architect Mr Burgess, who submitted the plan on behalf of a client, says the design is driven by the constraints of the site.
"As a result it could not form a precedent for other sites," he said in the planning statement.
"The contrasting form and pattern of the development will bring new energy to the town on a site that does not currently contribute in any way."
He says the proposal is near to a conservation area but that this proximity provides an opportunity to "add richness to the area through new development that is of its time and place".
A decision has not yet been made. To see the plans click here.
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